This page includes all animals that start with the letter Q that we plan to cover on Fact Animal. As we publish new content, each of these animals will be linked to their dedicated profile fact pages.
From the Qinling Panda to Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing, read extraordinary facts about animals beginning with the letter Q.
Please see our Animal A-Z list for animals that start with different letters.
Animal Names That Start With Q
Read on for an overview of each of the animals listed above that begin with the letter Q.
The Qinling panda is a subspecies of the giant panda that wasn’t recognised until 2005. Rather than black and white fur, it has dark and light brown fur.
Fun Fact: The Qinling panda can only be found in the Qinling Mountains, China. There are estimated to be below 100 Qinling pandas living in the wild today.
The Quahog is also known as the hard clam, and is an edible mollusk native to North and Central America.
Fun Fact: This clam is able to use it’s muscles to ‘walk’ across sand to seek a mate, or bury itself. However, they are rather slow – capable of moving 1-2 inches in about 15 mins!
Quail are small game birds in several genera of around 45 species. The most common species are often eaten, used for egg consumption, or hunted. They are known for their distinctive calls.
Fun Fact: Quail are often reluctant to fly, and will instead run away from a threat. Despite this, they are a migratory bird and will fly as far as Africa each year.
Queen snake are a small species of semi-aquatic non-venenmous snake from North America. They live near clean running streams and water with rocky bottoms that allow them to prey on crayfish.
Fun Fact: They are sometimes known as the ‘banded water snake’, ‘brown queen snake’ or ‘diamond-back water snake’.
Quetzal are incredibly beautiful, colorful birds in the trogon family that are found in the forests of South America.
Fun Fact: Quetzal were considered sacred by the Aztecs and the Maya, who considered them as ‘gods of the air’, and symbols of goodness and light, and depicted them in native art.
Quokka, sometimes known as short-tailed scrub wallabies, are small wallabies about the size of a cat that are native to Australia.
Fun Fact: Quokka skulls have small jaws and protruding teeth that make them look as if they are constantly smiling.
The quoll is a small carnivorous marsupial found in Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea.
Fun Fact: When the offspring of the tiger quoll are born they are approximately the size of a grain of rice!
Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing are the largest species of butterfly in the world found in Papua New Guinea.
Fun Fact: Female Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing are generally larger than males, and can have a wingspan of up to 28cm (11 inches!)
What Other Animals Begin With ‘Q’?
That completes our list of animals that begin with the letter Q.
Hopefully you’ve learned a few new ones, but are there any that we’re missing in our list that you would like to see covered?